Let's Talk story Category: Surfing
Guest Blogger: Rocky Canon (Pro Surfer, Turtle Bay Surf Instructor, Pulu’s Best Friend)
Pulu (born in December 1999) was a Pit-Lab mix who loved his master and loved the ocean. As a pup, he would follow me out surfing to the breaking waves! Crazy loyal. I would have to paddle back to the beach and tie him to a rock or a tree.
He had an older brother, Opio(born in Oct. 1997), an Aussie cattle dog, Border Collie mix that would stay by my towel and did not need a leash to do so. Pulu couldn’t help himself, so for the first several months he had to be tied up next to Opio.
Since 2009, Turtle Bay has focused on sustainability and green practices. We know our actions today will help shape the future of the North Shore.
We are proud to announce we were recently Benchmarked for STOKE Certification by the Center for Surf Research and STOKE Surf. STOKE (Sustainable Tourism Operators Kit for Evaluation) Surf is the world’s first sustainability certification program to cater specifically to the surf tourism industry. STOKE Surf evaluates surf tourism operators based on 150 metrics adapted from the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria as well as best practice sustainability standards in the surf tourism industry.
Turtle Bay continues to strive towards improvement. We continue to work towards our sustainability goal, including a current green roof project and installation of a photovoltaic system.
More than 500 employees make up our Turtle Bay Ohana or Family. Every month we’ll be sharing tales from our Turtle Bay employees with the tag #TBROHANA. This month we feature Micah McMullin who is charging waves as a pro bodyboarder when he’s not serving guests with aloha as a banquet porter.